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Sips & bites: Purple Haze turns eight, plus Che Diego!, Stumble Inn, Flamme

Stumble in for two-one-for burgers / beers on Wednesdays

Purple Haze, just north of Workers Stadium, will celebrate its eight anniversary with a party on January 19. Tickets are rmb200 (or rmb150 pre-paid) and include a free flow of drinks, Thai food, and live music, with profits to charity Beijing Hualing. Plenty of reasons to, um, Thai one on.

New Argentine restaurant Che Diego! in Sanlitun Soho is now open for lunch, from 11:30 PM to 2 PM, with dinner stretching from 5:30 PM to 11 PM, and with new-to-Beijing chef Maria Olivera handling both. Note this place is currently closed on Mondays.

Steak house Flamme in Swire Sanlitun Village North will host a wine sale by The Wine Republic from 3 PM to 6 PM on January 19, the second such sale by this distributor in six weeks — the last one was at Switch! Entry is rmb50, gets you tastes of all wines on sale and half-price off any bottles you take home. Flamme will also have a three-course meal at rmb399, with no corkage on bottles bought during the sale.

And The Stumble Inn, also in Village North, has added a two-for-one burger deal on Wednesdays from 6 PM to midnight. Burgers start at rmb70. Get the deal and also get two-for-one draft Heineken and Tiger.